This issue is fixed for our next release which shouldn't be too long before we release it. If you have active support, our support might be able to provide a patch if it's not an involved fix (meaning if it doesn't require a lot of files to edit). You could send a ticket to our support from your client account if you do have support. If not, we hope the release will be within the next few days. It depends on testing another fixed bug."
Are you ready! We've released 4.9!! We know it's been a long wait but we are sure you'll be pleased with this release. It's beautiful, responsive and compatible with PHP7. So many improvements, fixes and features added to help you grow your communities.
Many of you may have seen our recent blog for a Pre-Release sale. This sale is for anyone that wants to purchase a new license (or another new license) and includes one free upgrade if purchased with the discount code. The upgrade is to upgrade your new site from 4.8.13 to 4.9.0 and will be performed by our technicians. Terms are mentioned in the blog so please do check that.
Current clients have asked if that means they need to buy a license to get 4.9.0. That is not the case. Current clients will have access to download 4.9.0 and upgrade their sites with it.
We are still fixing some last minute bugs that were submitted and those need to be tested. We also need to get feedback from developers once the beta version is released to them, which we expect any day now. We are definitely on the road to getting 4.9 released. :)
Cloudflare recently released a blog in which they announced a serious bug which may have resulted in private information being leaked and cached by search engines.
"The bug was serious because the leaked memory could contain private information and because it had been cached by search engines. "
For those that use Cloudflare (I do for my sites), you'll want to check your emails as they did email their clients. Our email said that our sites were not impacted by the data breach. You should ensure that any emails received by Cloudflare were read and that your site(s) were not impacted.
I still recommend using Cloudflare to reduce spam hitting your server. This breach is a bad one but they did catch it quickly and took steps to repair the issue.
Note that this post is for general website help and tips. It does not pertain specifically to SocialEngine but is just meant to be a help for our clients that might be using Cloudflare.
I've been planning to change my sites to the SocialEngine framework (both are currently using another script). As I've been planning, I thought I would start a discussion about your website plans.
Do you have some plans for your site this year? Perhaps a new theme or blog series. Perhaps adding some features or customizations.
Does social media play a part in your plans? If so, which ones? I've seen a trend away from Twitter as many grumble that it's become just one big advertisement.
Do you have plans to get your members more involved with your site? (We do have a blog coming up about this topic)
My own plans involve:
Moving third party content (articles) into Blogs for the import. Moving Group blogs into discussions. Alerting my members of the impending move (done on one site already). Making plugins to replace the other plugins I made for the other script (these will be in the marketplace). Announcing on FB/Twitter/Google after the moves and sending newsletters. Making YT videos for how to use the new site. More blog posts for each site to engage members.
Building your community can be challenging. Our recent blog, 3 Community Management Tips for Extending Your Organic Reach, gives you some tips to help you build your community using free methods.
When I post for my own communities, I use social media tools and for each post, I put relevant hashtags to help extend the reach of those posts. This does help build interest as hashtags are so popular these days.
Have a look at our article and feel free to comment here or on our blog regarding your own favorite methods to extend your reach.
Awesome! We're ringing in the new year with a sneak peek for you of our upcoming 4.9.0. Lots of nice things coming with this release!
Our team has been very busy during the holidays, nights, weekends and through rain and snow getting this 4.9 version ready for all of our valued clients. We're happy to bring you a short sneak peek so you can see how nice it looks and some of what's coming.
We are very excited that it's so near now! Let us know your thoughts as we always love to hear from you. :)
Happy winter! We've released version 4.8.13 which fixes some issues we found while working on our v4.9.0 version. This version includes a greatly improved Ning importer script, bug fixes, and an important security fix.
We encourage all of our clients to upgrade to version 4.8.13 in order to have the most current version for your community.
Thank you all for your support! Any questions? Feel free to ask here or in a ticket to our support desk.
For those celebrating holidays, Happy Holidays from the SocialEngine team!
Woo Hoo! We are pleased to present our newly designed website!
In addition to our new design, we've created a brand new e-commerce and certified 3rd-party developer platform that will be instrumental in the future growth of SocialEngine and the forthcoming marketplace.
“The new brand and platform represents a new era for SocialEngine,” states James Clark, co-president and CEO of SocialEngine. “We meticulously focused on creating a site promoting and evangelizing our third-party developers, upgrading our knowledge base, while setting the stage for a brand new e-commerce-enabled certified marketplace launch to follow soon.”
With our new look and e-commerce platform, we've also made a change to our pricing model for our SE PHP platform - lowering prices! That's right, now you get more bang for your buck!
We hope you enjoy the updates! Our team worked day and night getting things ready for you. Third party developer feedback was also integral so be sure to thank your favorite third party developers.